Yes! It’s the best time of the year once more: spring! Who doesn't love spring? It’s a time of new beginnings and hope. And speaking of new beginnings, it’s the perfect time to start a new relationship…with a brand new pair of shoes.
What better style of shoe to choose for spring than a pair of sandals? They are the quintessential choice of footwear for summer. It doesn't matter if you have the style and sophistication of the Cookie Monster or Kate Moss sandals are great. They’re practical and they look beautiful too.
Today, we are going to help you to find the perfect sandals for your feet this summer with our top buying tips.
Tip 1: Buy Now
Now is the second best time of year for buying sandals. The best time of year is at the end of summer, because the prices are dropped significantly. This is the second best time of year, because the prices are still low, but they’re going to start going up any day now. Get in there quickly to grab a bargain.
Tip 2: Buy Quality
This is very closely linked to the first tip. When you buy sandals, you have to fork out a decent amount of cash. You need to buy quality sandals, like a pair of Marco Tozzi sandals. Clearly, these are expensive and will set you back at least £30 – which might not sound like a lot, but when you consider that some manufacturers are selling their sandals for as little as £2, it’s quite a leap. Buying them now means that you can buy quality shoes at prices you can afford.
It’s important to buy quality sandals because they are better for your feet. Too many manufacturers concentrate on the fashion-side of their sandals, rather than on the foot-safety side. That means that sandals are amongst the worst (if not the worst) choice of shoe for your feet.
Tip 3: Buy Sandals with Thick Straps
OK, they might not be the best from a fashion perspective, but they are best for the health of your feet. The strap will ensure that your foot stays in the shoe as you're moving around. Straps stop you from crunching your toes up so that you can keep the shoe on – and let’s face it, even if the sandals look beautiful, that’s all going to be undone by scrunching toes anyway.
Tip 4: Make Sure the Heel Is Cushioned
You need a cushioned heel because it provides your body with a shock absorber. This means that when you're walking on hard surfaces (e.g. pavements), that you aren’t taking the shock through the ankles, knees, hips, and spine. Instead, the shock is going through the shoe. You should be able to take the heel and squish it so that it gives by around .5cm. Marco Tozzi sandals do this very well, so get your hands on a pair to see how springy the heel should be.
Follow these rules and you'll end up with a great pair of sandals this summer.